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David Letterman tells Regis Philbin about post Late Show plans

David Letterman tells Regis Philbin about post Late Show plans

By | January 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm | No comments

David Letterman and Paul Shaffer visited The Late Late Show last night, as Regis Philbin manned the guest hosting chair in already-departed Craig Ferguson’s place. A long list of guest hosts – Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Whitney Cummings, etc. – are filling in before James...

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Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)

Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)

By | January 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm | No comments

The premiere of Dane Cook’s newest comedy special Troublemaker on Comedy Central this Sunday at 10 pm ET isn’t just a representation of the veteran comedian’s evolution. It’s a homecoming of sorts. Comedy Central, after all, gave Dane his first few high-profile breaks....

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Watch Ted Alexandro’s police brutality bit from Comedy Cellar

Watch Ted Alexandro’s police brutality bit from Comedy Cellar

By | January 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm | No comments

Despite our culture of pundit-flooded 24-hour cable news networks, it sometimes often times takes a skilled comedian to effectively broach a sensitive societal issue (See: Jon Stewart, Russell Brand, Larry Wilmore, Stephen Colbert...you get the point). Enter: Ted Alexandro--...

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VIDEO: Laughspin Podcast with Robert Kelly, Rachel Feinstein, Kurt Metzger, Andrew Schulz

VIDEO: Laughspin Podcast with Robert Kelly, Rachel Feinstein, Kurt Metzger, Andrew Schulz

By | January 21, 2015 at 1:14 pm | No comments

Since I started covering comedy in 2005 – when Laughspin was called Punchline Magazine – the world of comedy has exponentially grown in popularity. Back then there was a handful of comedy festivals in the United States; now, there’s well over 50. More comedians are...

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Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: the 103 retro media items on the show’s set (Photos)

Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: the 103 retro media items on the show’s set (Photos)

By | January 20, 2015 at 9:53 pm | No comments

If you missed the series premiere of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Monday, you sure did miss a stellar start to what I firmly believe will be a long-lasting, much-needed and influential late night show. Of course you have tonight, Wednesday and Thursday to tune into...

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Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show policy: Keep it 100

Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show policy: Keep it 100

By | January 19, 2015 at 9:31 am | No comments

There’s no denying, that when Stephen Colbert announced he would take over David Letterman’s post at the Late Show on CBS, comedy fans experienced a tsunami of bittersweet wash over them. Sure, we were thrilled that Colbert had become such a media force that suits at late...

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Ellen DeGeneres responds to Christian leader Larry Tomczak ‘gay agenda’ editorial (Video)

Ellen DeGeneres responds to Christian leader Larry Tomczak ‘gay agenda’ editorial (Video)

By | January 14, 2015 at 3:59 pm | No comments

In a Christian Post Op-Ed published on Jan. 8, panic-driven “cultural commentator” Larry Tomczak exclaims, “The indoctrination and propaganda coming from those advocating a gay lifestyle in our country, classrooms and culture are increasing,” before adding, “All of us...

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Comedian Dylan Avila attacked with baseball bat on stage, suffers fractured skull (Video)

Comedian Dylan Avila attacked with baseball bat on stage, suffers fractured skull (Video)

By | January 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm | 2 comments

Local Washington comedian Dylan Avila is recovering in a hospital bed today after being brutally attacked by a disgruntled open mic comic. The amateur comedian, 48-year-old Steven Baldwin, had been banned from Local 907’s open mic night (which Avila runs) and decided to exact...

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BitTorrent to release David Cross’ HITS, Kickstarter launched to help bring it to theaters

BitTorrent to release David Cross’ HITS, Kickstarter launched to help bring it to theaters

By | January 7, 2015 at 1:09 pm | No comments

David Cross’ directorial debut HITS will be released as a pay-what-you-want file through BitTorrent on Feb. 13, the first ever film to be distributed as a “BitTorrent Bundle.” Furthermore, fans will able to see HITS in movie theaters in select markets throughout the United...

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